Offbeat Energy prices rise strong inflation rate over 4 percent

11:00  13 october  2021
11:00  13 october  2021 Source:   pressfrom.com

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increased energy prices continue to heat inflation in Germany. For the first time for almost 28 years, the annual income rate in September exceeded the four-percent mark.

Die Inflation wird durch steigende Energiepreise weiter angeheizt und klettert über die Vier-Prozent-Marke. © Jens Büttner / DPA Central Image / DPA Inflation is further fueled by rising energy prices and climbing over the four percent mark.

Consumer prices climbed 4.1 percent compared to the same month of the previous year, as the Federal Statistical Office announced. The Wiesbaden authority confirmed preliminary data. A four before the comma was recently determined in December 1993 with 4.3 percent. Compared with August, consumer prices remained unchanged in September.

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High Energy Prices

Especially for energy consumers in September had to reach much deeper into the bag as a year earlier (plus 14.3 percent). Fuel oil was reduced by 76.5 percent within one year. Sprit cost 28.4 percent more. Also, the prices for natural gas (plus 5.7 percent) and electricity (plus 2.0 percent) were attracted. The inflation has been fueled by increased energy prices for some time. Global demand is great in view of the economic recovery after the burglary in the corona crisis.

Essential for the increase in energy prices «were basic effects, as we compare the current prices with the very low prices of the previous year. The CO2 levy introduced at the beginning of the year also increases in particular increasing the inflation rate of energy products, "explained the statisticians. In Germany, 25 euros per ton of carbon dioxide have been due since January, which arises when burning diesel, gasoline, fuel oil and natural gas. The prices for foods also increased by 4.9 percent in September.

Meanwhile, the redemption of the temporary VAT reduction of the second half of the year 2020 is fully carried out. Since January, the normal value-added tax rates apply again. Goods and services are therefore tendenced more expensive. Higher inflation weakens the purchasing power of consumers because they can buy for a euro then less than before.

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